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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231596/-impact-of-a-senso-motoric-intervention-in-copd-patients-participating-in-an-outpatient-pulmonary-rehabilitation-program-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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M Spielmanns, K Müller, N Schott, A Winkler, H Polanski, C Nell, T Boeselt, A R Koczulla, J H Storre, W Windisch, F S Magnet, K Baum
Objective: Exercise training provides a cornerstone of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in COPD-patients. However, the components of the training are not yet fully investigated. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of a sensory-motoric training (SMT) in comparison to a conventional strength training (KT) according to the physical performance. Patients and Methods: 43 COPD patients were randomized and participated either in the intervention group (SMT = 30 minutes SMT per day) or in the control group (KT = 30 minutes KT per day)...
February 23, 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231556/compliant-support-surfaces-affect-sensory-reweighting-during-balance-control
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I M Schut, D Engelhart, J H Pasma, R G K M Aarts, A C Schouten
To maintain upright posture and prevent falling, balance control involves the complex interaction between nervous, muscular and sensory systems, such as sensory reweighting. When balance is impaired, compliant foam mats are used in training methods to improve balance control. However, the effect of the compliance of these foam mats on sensory reweighting remains unclear. In this study, eleven healthy subjects maintained standing balance with their eyes open while continuous support surface (SS) rotations disturbed the proprioception of the ankles...
February 9, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231479/intermittent-bilateral-coherence-in-physiological-and-essential-hand-tremor
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Soma Chakraborty, Jana Kopecká, Otakar Šprdlík, Martina Hoskovcová, Olga Ulmanová, Evžen Růžička, Martin Zapotocky
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and the temporal structure of bilateral coherence in physiological (PT) and essential (ET) hand tremor. METHODS: Triaxial accelerometric recordings from both hands in 30 healthy subjects and 34 ET patients were analyzed using spectral coherence and wavelet coherence methods. In 12 additional healthy subjects, the relation between the hand tremor and the chest wall acceleration was evaluated using partial coherence analysis...
January 14, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231241/hydrocephalus-and-arthrogryposis-in-an-immunocompetent-mouse-model-of-zika-teratogeny-a-developmental-study
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Jose Xavier-Neto, Murilo Carvalho, Bruno Dos Santos Pascoalino, Alisson Campos Cardoso, Ângela Maria Sousa Costa, Ana Helena Macedo Pereira, Luana Nunes Santos, Ângela Saito, Rafael Elias Marques, Juliana Helena Costa Smetana, Silvio Roberto Consonni, Carla Bandeira, Vivian Vasconcelos Costa, Marcio Chaim Bajgelman, Paulo Sérgio Lopes de Oliveira, Marli Tenorio Cordeiro, Laura Helena Vega Gonzales Gil, Bianca Alves Pauletti, Daniela Campos Granato, Adriana Franco Paes Leme, Lucio Freitas-Junior, Carolina Borsoi Moraes Holanda de Freitas, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Estela Bevilacqua, Kleber Franchini
The teratogenic mechanisms triggered by ZIKV are still obscure due to the lack of a suitable animal model. Here we present a mouse model of developmental disruption induced by ZIKV hematogenic infection. The model utilizes immunocompetent animals from wild-type FVB/NJ and C57BL/6J strains, providing a better analogy to the human condition than approaches involving immunodeficient, genetically modified animals, or direct ZIKV injection into the brain. When injected via the jugular vein into the blood of pregnant females harboring conceptuses from early gastrulation to organogenesis stages, akin to the human second and fifth week of pregnancy, ZIKV infects maternal tissues, placentas and embryos/fetuses...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230569/procedure-oriented-torsional-anatomy-of-the-hand-for-spasticity-injection
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Joslyn John, John Cianca, Faye Chiou-Tan, Sindhu Pandit, Erin Furr-Stimming, Katherine H Taber
OBJECTIVES: To provide musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) images of hand anatomy in the position of hemiparetic flexion as a reference for spasticity injections. After a stroke, spasticity can result in anatomic distortion of the hand. Spasticity may require treatment with botulinum toxin or phenol injections. Anatomic distortion may decrease the accuracy of injections. Standard anatomic references are of limited utility because they are not in this spastic hemiparetic position. There presently is no anatomic reference in the literature for these spastic postures...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230070/an-fmri-compatible-force-measurement-system-for-the-evaluation-of-the-neural-correlates-of-step-initiation
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Andrea Cristina de Lima-Pardini, Raymundo Machado de Azevedo Neto, Daniel Boari Coelho, Catarina Costa Boffino, Sukhwinder S Shergill, Carolina de Oliveira Souza, Rachael Brant, Egberto Reis Barbosa, Ellison Fernando Cardoso, Luis Augusto Teixeira, Rajal G Cohen, Fay Bahling Horak, Edson Amaro
Knowledge of brain correlates of postural control is limited by the technical difficulties in performing controlled experiments with currently available neuroimaging methods. Here we present a system that allows the measurement of anticipatory postural adjustment of human legs to be synchronized with the acquisition of functional magnetic resonance imaging data. The device is composed of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) compatible force sensors able to measure the level of force applied by both feet. We tested the device in a group of healthy young subjects and a group of elderly subjects with Parkinson's disease using an event-related functional MRI (fMRI) experiment design...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229302/tremor-analysis-separates-parkinson-s-disease-and-dopamine-receptor-blockers-induced-parkinsonism
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Aasef G Shaikh
Parkinson's disease, the most common cause of parkinsonism is often difficult to distinguish from its second most common etiology due to exposure to dopamine receptor blocking agents such as antiemetics and neuroleptics. Dual axis accelerometry was used to quantify tremor in 158 patients with parkinsonism; 62 had Parkinson's disease and 96 were clinically diagnosed with dopamine receptor blocking agent-induced parkinsonism. Tremor was measured while subjects rested arms (resting tremor), outstretched arms in front (postural tremor), and reached a target (kinetic tremor)...
February 22, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229267/prevalence-of-incorrect-body-posture-in-children-and-adolescents-with-overweight-and-obesity
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Katarzyna Maciałczyk-Paprocka, Barbara Stawińska-Witoszyńska, Tomasz Kotwicki, Anna Sowińska, Alicja Krzyżaniak, Jarosław Walkowiak, Małgorzata Krzywińska-Wiewiorowska
: The ever increasing epidemics of overweight and obesity in school children may be one of the reasons of the growing numbers of children with incorrect body posture. The purpose of the study was the assessment of the prevalence of incorrect body posture in children and adolescents with overweight and obesity in Poznań, Poland. The population subject to study consisted of 2732 boys and girls aged 3-18 with obesity, overweight, and standard body mass. The assessment of body mass was performed based on BMI, adopting Cole's cutoff values...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228797/femoral-neck-s-fracture-in-fahr-s-syndrome-case-report
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Marcello Sallì, Antonio D'Arienzo, Mariella Bonanno, Salvatore Morello, Antonino Sanfilippo, Giulia Letizia Mauro, Michele D'Arienzo
Fahr's syndrome, also known as "Bilateral Striopallidodentate Calcinosis" (BSPDC) primitive, is a rare neurological disease characterized by the presence of idiopathic, bilateral, symmetrical and abnormal deposition of calcium in areas of the brain that control movements including the basal ganglia, dentate nuclei of the cerebellum, nuclei of thalamus and semi-oval center. We describe a case of a 76-year-old male patient underwent reduction and fixation of a subtrochanteric fracture with intramedullary nail...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228697/influence-of-posture-cuing-shirt-on-tennis-serve-kinematics-in-division-iii-tennis-players
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Joseph Zappala, Carolina Orrego, Emily Boe, Heather Fechner, Derek Salminen, Daniel J Cipriani
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of a posture-cuing shirt on internal rotation velocity of the shoulder during a tennis swing and to determine this influence on shoulder external rotation position. METHODS: Nine healthy competitive college tennis players from a Division III college participated in this study. High-speed motion capture allowed for 3-dimensional analysis of shoulder kinematics during a tennis serve. Two conditions were evaluated while the athletes performed a high-velocity tennis serve: a standard tennis shirt and a posture-cuing shirt...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228692/effects-of-mattress-material-on-body-pressure-profiles-in-different-sleeping-postures
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Fan-Zhe Low, Matthew Chin-Heng Chua, Pan-Yin Lim, Chen-Hua Yeow
OBJECTIVES: This study compared the body contact pressure profiles of 2 types of mattresses: latex and polyurethane. METHODS: Twenty participants were required to lie down on the different mattresses in 3 different postures for 6 minutes, and their body contact pressure profiles were recorded with a pressure mat sensor. RESULTS: The data indicated that the latex mattress was able to reduce the peak body pressure on the torso and buttocks and achieve a higher proportion of low-pressure regions compared with the polyurethane mattress...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228655/combination-of-btracks-and-geri-fit-as-a-targeted-approach-for-assessing-and-reducing-the-postural-sway-of-older-adults-with-high-fall-risk
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Daniel J Goble, Mason C Hearn, Harsimran S Baweja
Atypically high postural sway measured by a force plate is a known risk factor for falls in older adults. Further, it has been shown that small, but significant, reductions in postural sway are possible with various balance exercise interventions. In the present study, a new low-cost force-plate technology called the Balance Tracking System (BTrackS) was utilized to assess postural sway of older adults before and after 90 days of a well-established exercise program called Geri-Fit. Results showed an overall reduction in postural sway across all participants from pre- to post-intervention...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228582/multi-digit-force-control-during-unconstrained-grasping-in-response-to-object-perturbations
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Abdeldjallil Naceri, Alessandro Moscatelli, Robert Haschke, Helge Ritter, Marco Santello, Marc O Ernst
Because of the complex anatomy of the human hand, in the absence of external constraints a large number of postures and force combinations can be used to attain a stable grasp. Motor synergies provide a viable strategy to solve this problem of motor redundancy. In this study, we exploited the technical advantages of an innovative sensorized object to study unconstrained hand grasping within the theoretical framework of motor synergies. Participants were required to grasp, lift, and hold the sensorized object...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228346/functional-range-of-motion-of-the-hand-joints-in-activities-of-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health
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Verónica Gracia-Ibáñez, Margarita Vergara, Joaquín L Sancho-Bru, Marta C Mora, Catalina Piqueras
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional research design. INTRODUCTION: Active range of motion (AROM) is used as indicator of hand function. However, functional range of motion (FROM) data are limited, and fail to represent activities of daily living (ADL). PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To estimate dominant hand FROM in flexion, abduction and palmar arching in people under 50 years of age performing ADL. METHODS: AROMs and hand postures in 24 representative ADL of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) were recorded in 12 men and 12 women...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227951/smartsock-a-wearable-platform-for-context-aware-assessment-of-ankle-edema
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Ramin Fallahzadeh, Mahdi Pedram, Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Ramin Fallahzadeh, Mahdi Pedram, Hassan Ghasemzadeh
Ankle edema an important symptom for monitoring patients with chronic systematic diseases. It is an important indicator of onset or exacerbation of a variety of diseases that disturb cardiovascular, renal, or hepatic system such as heart, liver, and kidney failure, diabetes, etc. The current approaches toward edema assessment are conducted during clinical visits. In-clinic assessments, in addition to being burdensome and expensive, are sometimes not reliable and neglect important contextual factors such as patient's physical activity level and body posture...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227900/automated-assessment-of-postural-stability-system
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Alessandro Napoli, Christian R Ward, Stephen M Glassd, Carole Tucker, Iyad Obeid, Alessandro Napoli, Christian R Ward, Stephen M Glass, Carole Tucker, Iyad Obeid, Christian R Ward, Carole Tucker, Alessandro Napoli, Iyad Obeid, Stephen M Glass
The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) is one of the most commonly used clinical tests to evaluate static postural stability deficits resulting from traumatic brain events and musculoskeletal injury. This test requires a trained operator to visually assess balance and give the subject a performance score based on the number of balance "errors" they committed. Despite being regularly used in several real-world situations, the BESS test is scored by clinician observation and is therefore (a) potentially susceptible to biased and inaccurate test scores and (b) cannot be administered in the absence of a trained provider...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227883/development-and-validation-of-thums-version-5-with-1d-muscle-models-for-active-and-passive-automotive-safety-research
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Hideyuki Kimpara, Yuko Nakahira, Masami Iwamoto, Hideyuki Kimpara, Yuko Nakahira, Masami Iwamoto, Hideyuki Kimpara, Masami Iwamoto, Yuko Nakahira
Accurately predicting the occupant kinematics is critical to better understand the injury mechanisms during an automotive crash event. The objectives of this study were to develop and validate a finite element (FE) model of the human body integrated with an active muscle model called Total HUman Model for Safety (THUMS) version 5, which has the body size of the 50th percentile American adult male (AM50). This model is characterized by being able to generate a force owing to muscle tone and to predict the occupant response during an automotive crash event...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227823/smartphone-based-swallowing-monitoring-and-feedback-device-for-mealtime-assistance-in-nursing-homes
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Naomi Kuramoto, Dushyantha Jayatilake, Kikue Hidaka, Kenji Suzuki, Naomi Kuramoto, Dushyantha Jayatilake, Kikue Hidaka, Kenji Suzuki, Kenji Suzuki, Kikue Hidaka, Dushyantha Jayatilake, Naomi Kuramoto
As many of the elderly are prone to dysphagia, preventing aspirations during mealtime assistance is a huge concern, especially for institutions operated with limited staff. Two of the main course of actions that are taken usually to prevent aspiration are the altering of bolus consistency and altering of the swallowing posture. To assist prevention of pneumonia, we have been developing a smartphone-based wearable technology that can evaluate swallowing ability in real-time. In this paper we will introduce modified version of Swallwoscope adding a posture detection system and a remote swallowing activity visualisation system to our previous work...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227796/estimation-of-joint-center-and-measurement-of-finger-motion-by-inertial-sensors
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Keisuke Kitano, Akihito Ito, Nobutaka Tsujiuchi, Shigeru Wakida, Keisuke Kitano, Akihito Ito, Nobutaka Tsujiuchi, Shigeru Wakida, Akihito Ito, Shigeru Wakida, Keisuke Kitano, Nobutaka Tsujiuchi
The authors developed a wearable finger motion measurement system using inertial and geomagnetic sensors. Using this system, motion and posture of the hands and fingers can be measured. However, the joint center and segment axis cannot be accurately measured in a previous study using the sensors. Therefore, the authors proposed a method of estimating the joint center and segment lengths. This method utilizes the fact that the calculation formula of the rotational acceleration in the sensor's coordinate system is the vector product...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227777/analysis-of-a-cardiovascular-model-for-the-study-of-the-autonomic-response-of-brugada-syndrome-patients
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Mireia Calvo, Virginie Le Rolle, Daniel Romero Perez, Nathalie Behar, Pedro Gomis, Philippe Mabo, Alfredo I Hernandez, Mireia Calvo, Virginie Le Rolle, Daniel Romero Perez, Nathalie Behar, Pedro Gomis, Philippe Mabo, Alfredo I Hernandez, Mireia Calvo, Daniel Romero Perez, Pedro Gomis, Philippe Mabo, Nathalie Behar, Alfredo I Hernandez, Virginie Le Rolle
This paper describes the integration of mathematical models of the cardiac electrical activity, the cardiovascular system and the baroreceptor reflex control of the autonomic nervous system, with a model representing a head-up tilt test. Sensitivity analyses are performed in order to determine those model parameters producing the greatest significant effects on heart rate and blood pressure. An optimization step is then applied to the most influential parameters in order to find the best model fit to real cardiac data obtained from a patient suffering from Brugada syndrome and a healthy subject, in supine and upright postures during a tilt test...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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